April 29, 2015

Junot Diaz among more than 30 writers signing protest letter over PEN award for Charlie Hebdo

NEW YORK _ Criticism of the PEN American Center’s decision to honour the French magazine Charlie Hebdo continues as more than 30 writers, including Junot Diaz […]
April 28, 2015

Obama: Too many troubling police interactions with blacks in US

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American […]
April 28, 2015

Jamaica revokes charity status of prominent watchdog group, forcing it to slash operations

By David McFadden THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Jamaica’s most prominent human rights organization has closed its legal department and laid off staff after losing […]
April 28, 2015

Obama unleashes frustration over black deaths by police, also rioters, society’s response

By Nedra Pickler THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding […]
April 27, 2015

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general; replaces Eric Holder after 6 year tenure

By Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the 83rd U.S. attorney general. She’s the first African-American woman to […]
April 27, 2015

Anti foreigner attacks in South Africa revealed anger but also charity and solidarity

By Christopher Torchia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic […]
April 27, 2015

Blue inspired by Hawaii waters featured in Obama state china White House unveils Monday

By Darlene Superville THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON _ A hue of blue inspired by the waters of the state of Hawaii is a prominent feature of […]
April 26, 2015

In largest Baltimore rally yet, thousands protest man’s death; some violence, arrests

By Skip Foreman, Meredith Somers And Juliet Linderman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE _ Thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand answers in the case […]
April 25, 2015

Jamaica police seize more than 540 pounds of marijuana, 1 person detained

KINGSTON, Jamaica _ Authorities in Jamaica say they have seized more than 540 pounds (245 kilograms) of marijuana. Police said in a statement late Friday that […]
April 24, 2015

Arizona sheriff testifies in racial profiling case about his immigration patrols

By Jacques Billeaud THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX _ Sheriff Joe Arpaio has completed his first day of testimony in a hearing to decide whether he should […]
April 24, 2015

Dr. Oz mounts spirited defence on his show against letter slamming his medical credentials

By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week’s attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting “quack treatments” […]
April 23, 2015

Michael Brown’s parents file wrongful death lawsuit against city of Ferguson, Missouri

By Jim Salter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLAYTON, Mo. _ Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new […]